Joy and meaning through loss and pain

Knowing no one goes through life untouched by personal suffering, West Hempstead resident Harriet Cabelly was inspired to write her first book, Living Well Despite Adversity: Inspiration for Finding Renewed Meaning and Joy In Your Life. The book was self-published and is available on

West Hempstead Fire Department to receive $228K grant

Two weeks ago, Chief Michael Vogt of the West Hempstead Fire Department had heard that his department was approved for a FEMA grant. “We knew we were approved for a grant, but we didn’t know how much or what it was for,” said Vogt. He soon found out, however, that the department would be receiving $228,572 to purchase much-needed self-contained breathing apparatus — known in the fire industry as SCBA. It is the largest grant ever received in the department’s history.

Celebrating the Lakeview FD's 'Fighting Freds'

The Lakeview Fire Department held a wetdown on June 11 to welcome the newest addition to its fleet, a Rosenbauer Commander Engine, equipped with a 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper and a 750-gallon tank. The ceremony for the apparatus — Engine 414 — was attended by local clergy and elected officials, and followed by a barbecue and tours of the engine for all.

W.H. lawyer charged with fraud, barred by SEC

A West Hempstead attorney was charged with unlawfully selling unregistered securities in connection to fraudulently registering shell companies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Justice Department said yesterday.

$35M renovation to Hempstead Lake State Park prompts concerns

The New York State Parks Department hosted an environmental review hearing for a proposed $35 million project to rejuvenate Hempstead Lake State Park last week at Hempstead Town Hall, but residents and businesses expressed concerns.